#57: Ashley Palmer – Trusting Your Body

Ashley Palmer of Youtrition.net

This is episode 57 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we interviewed Ashley Palmer of Youtrition.net. Ashley is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters degree in Nutrition. She has experience and a passion for eating disorder treatment.

On Youtrition.net, you can get Ashley’s free ebook with tips and the process to develop intuitive eating skills. Plus she has a lot of recipes that look really good.

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Episode 57 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 0:25 – Who are you? What do you do?
  • 0:45 – What do you mean by “people that want to stop dieting”?
  • 1:20 – Do the people that you work with tend to be new to dieting or chronic dieters?
  • 1:50 – What do you mean by people “feeling trapped”?
  • 2:30 – Where does the problem lie? Is it in the diet itself? Is it in the mindset of the person? Why do so many people fail at dieting?
  • 4:40 – When you get a new client, how do you help them transition from disordered eating to intuitive normal eating?
  • 6:00 – Are there people that are predisposed to eating disorders that get into dieting?
  • 7:40 – Does dieting push people towards eating disorders?
  • 8:30 – What do you suggest for people that want to lose weight, like people that don’t have a history of dieting or disordered habits? How do people get sustainable weight loss?
  • 10:00 – Do you think sometimes there are metabolic or hormonal issues?
  • 11:00 – How does our environment dictate what and when we eat?
  • 12:00 – So you suggest just being mindful of what you’re eating instead of going on a diet with a long list of foods to avoid?
  • 13:15 – What can people do to avoid gaining weight after “dieting”?
  • 14:45 – Why do the vast majority of people regain lost weight? Why don’t diets set people up for permanent weight loss?
  • 18:45 – You recently wrote an article on Mind Body Green that got like 11,000 shares. Why do you think it went viral like that?
  • 20:20 – Where does guilt and shame come from in regards to food?
  • 22:30 – If someone wants to lose weight and/or get healthy, how do they do that without obsessing about their weight? Should they weigh themselves?
  • 23:45 – If someone wants to lose weight, how do they create their deficit? Should they eliminate any certain foods?
  • 26:35 – What does “imperfect eating” mean? Doesn’t that imply that there is “perfect eating”?
  • 28:10 – What do you suggest to your clients about exercise?
  • 30:00 – What did you do throughout your pregnancy? Did you exercise or change how you eat?
  • 34:45 – What do you think about willpower? Do people really need willpower?
  • 37:00 – How do people overcome emotional eating? What does “emotional eating” mean?
  • 38:30 – What are your favorite desserts?
  • 40:20 – What is the oddest food you’ve craved while you’ve been pregnant?
  • 41:00 – If you could reform or upgrade the fitness industry, what two improvements would you make?

Show Notes

5 Secrets of Naturally Thin People + How I Became One ( http://tinyurl.com/lwg86vo )

How Much Willpower Do You Really Need? ( http://youtrition.net/willpower/ )

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/


  1. DAMN! Guys this was the best show every. Ashley shared some serious LIFE ENERGY to the fitness industry!

  2. Good show, guys! I really like Ashley’s approach!